Overseas Sweetheart: Israelis Fans of English Football

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British football is popular in Israel. By means of TV channels, almost every Israeli can watch—directly—a game from the British league. However, committed fans of British football are special people: They are highly committed to “their” British club, much more than to their local club. This article presents the basic profiles of the committed Israeli fan. It is concluded that for these fans, the club is an “overseas sweetheart,” far away but close to the heart.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)344-350
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Sport and Social Issues
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2000

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  • Sociology and Political Science


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